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Gettysburgh_Steel
09-03-2008, 06:49 PM
I think they surprise with thier offensive weapons,and the ability to keep the defense honest,and thier upgraded ,thats right,special teams.Lets hear from the "Steeler Nation".

Dean Denton
09-03-2008, 07:05 PM
I thinks its because they are the superior team in all phases. We have better QB, RB, WR, DEF, O-Line, thats right, I said it. Special teams is going to play lights out this season. And that TD run from the Bills will be the only one this season.
Plus, Last time I checked we have the best looking coach in the league. Better colors then everyone. Black and Gold rules. And here's the big one....NO Cheer Leaders causing off the field issues for our players.:tt02:

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-03-2008, 07:27 PM
Ok,thats a start.

Dean Denton
09-03-2008, 07:51 PM
OK, the simple answer... We just come out and punch these boys in the mouth. Plus, my daughter is bring the MoJo this season...thats it...cut and dry..

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-03-2008, 09:06 PM
Cause it's strike the nail on the head,"hammer time"! Plain steel simple.

DawgBone
09-03-2008, 09:20 PM
I said it. Special teams is going to play lights out this season. And that TD run from the Bills will be the only one this season.

I doubt it. Just wait until Josh Cribbs gets a hold of the Steelers special teams.

:nahnah:

$teelersRule
09-03-2008, 09:45 PM
I doubt it. Just wait until Josh Cribbs gets a hold of the Steelers special teams.

:nahnah:

this guy loves to destroy every post and make them about the browns. i dont get it they are not even going to win 6 games this year why must we bring every single thread back to the clowns? the name of this thread clearly states it is about this sunday... not next sunday! :evilshake:

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-03-2008, 09:52 PM
this guy loves to destroy every post and make them about the browns. i dont get it they are not even going to win 6 games this year why must we bring every single thread back to the clowns? the name of this thread clearly states it is about this sunday... not next sunday! :evilshake:

Good observation Steel Brother. I used a diversionary tactic on him but he did not bite.Sticking to the thread.... special teams,and field position will win us the game.

DawgBone
09-03-2008, 10:04 PM
I was just stating the obvious. There's no way in hell that no one will score a TD off a kickoff or a punt return this season. Your guys special teams are not that good.

Anywho, offensive line blocking Ben will be a big part of the Steelers winning.

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-03-2008, 10:14 PM
You never give up do you? Your telling me Rush hard can't take it to the house on any kick-off? You're tellin me San the man can not return a punt to the house?That is special teams "step" brother.Watch very closely,cause it is what we need ,and what can, and probably will take you down.

yinzer
09-03-2008, 10:35 PM
I doubt it. Just wait until Josh Cribbs gets a hold of the Steelers special teams.

:nahnah:

josh who??? you're talking a lot of smack for not beating the steelers in 377583475665784939 years.

DawgBone
09-03-2008, 10:41 PM
You never give up do you? Your telling me Rush hard can't take it to the house on any kick-off? You're tellin me San the man can not return a punt to the house?That is special teams "step" brother.Watch very closely,cause it is what we need ,and what can, and probably will take you down.

That's not what I was saying. Dean, said earlier that the Bills kickoff return for a TD against the Steelers special teams will be the only one this season. I said I doubt it, Cribbs will probably run two each time we play each other this season.

You guys need to read my posts.

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-03-2008, 10:58 PM
It's all you "step" brother.Don't bring in DEAN now.

yinzer
09-03-2008, 11:00 PM
i'm taking the thread back ASAP!!! if we play the way we're supposed to, this game won't even be close.

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-03-2008, 11:11 PM
LOL!Experience will tell the tale. The desire to win.

DawgBone
09-03-2008, 11:15 PM
Well if the Texans play the WAY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PLAY. The Steelers won't have a chance either. It's 50-50 every game no matter how good you know the team is. Just like how the Patriots were 18-0 going into the SB. It was still a 50-50 chance. And the Giants won.

BlitzburghRockCity
09-03-2008, 11:16 PM
I gotta give you guys credit, you're playing nice together with the rival fan :clap: :lol:

Cribbs has the talent to run a kick back at any time against anybody, he's one of the best in the business. It's our job to keep him from doing that.

As far as this week goes though, the Texans special teams are no slouches and it's a good test for us. Their defense in general is pretty solid so our OL will get a decent test right out of the gate.

Clevelandsux
09-03-2008, 11:18 PM
I doubt it. Just wait until Josh Cribbs gets a hold of the Steelers special teams.

:nahnah:

Ok mr.0-4 in the preseason. The Browns look like total ****. I don't care if it is preseason. Your starters got manhandled vs the Giants. You're gonna start off 0-2. Dallas will cream you, so are the Steelers. Just keep talking smack.


Muck Fleveland!!!!

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-03-2008, 11:19 PM
Excuse me Mr.Crenell,this thread is why do you think the Steelers will win Sunday.Not why you think they will lose. Start a new one please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

Clevelandsux
09-03-2008, 11:20 PM
I think it's pretty sad that you come talking smack when you haven't beaten us in five years. I love how Browns and Bengals fans come in here and talk shiat. They are our bitches!

As far the Texans game goes, I think this game will not be a run away at all. I expect a tough game from the Texans. I do however think will win it at home.

$teelersRule
09-03-2008, 11:28 PM
Well if the Texans play the WAY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PLAY. The Steelers won't have a chance either. It's 50-50 every game no matter how good you know the team is. Just like how the Patriots were 18-0 going into the SB. It was still a 50-50 chance. And the Giants won.

it is NOT 50/50 that should be clearly shown in that you have not beaten us in 9 years. we own you. we are a better team and have been for almost a decade, it wont change now. some teams are coached better, more talented, and some just know how to win. a-la our 5 rings and us owning you. :nahnah:

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sorry he caught me and tried to make me change the topic. i think the steelers will win because they are the BETTER team its not 50/50 we are better.

DawgBone
09-03-2008, 11:33 PM
Excuse me Mr.Crenell,this thread is why do you think the Steelers will win Sunday.Not why you think they will lose. Start a new one please!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!

I didn't say they were going to lose. YOU GUYS NEED TO START READING MY POSTS!!

Stlrs4Life
09-03-2008, 11:34 PM
From another board, and like this members outlook:

I guess it is time to start this season right. I thought about reprising the “Why I do not fear” series, but basically, since I do not fear any team and always feel we have a chance, a basic breakdown of each unit and how I feel we will attack them should suffice. This one is always the toughest for me because you know so little about the other team and really do not know how your team will perform. Will the line block? Will Harrison and Woodley go buck *** wild? Will Parker and Mendenhall grind the cleats off their shoes with pounding run after pounding run? Have the Texans really improved their lines? Is their secondary as bad as it looks? With that said, no need to continue to babble on and on.

Steelers Offense VS Texans Defense

From 2003 to 2007, the Texans spent their first round pick on defense with three of those selections being on the defensive line. Their best player is Mario Williams, who is a monster at right defensive end. Marvel Smith has played well this preseason facing some of the better pass rushers in the league. The Eagles, Bills, and Vikings all presented active pass rushers with high motors and excellent speed, and Smith was up to the task. Williams is a bit of a different animal though as he has massive size, good speed, and power. The power element is something Smith has not saw this preseason, but Smith has not historically struggled with power. This battle will be big and key. We may see quite a few two tight end sets to rough Williams up a little. Willie Colon will have his hands full as well with Anthony Weaver, but I like having Weaver over Colon a lot more than I would like Williams over Colon. On the inside, the Texans have two first round picks in Okoye and Travis Johnson. I think Okoye will become a good NFL player one day, but he still has some growing to do, both physically and mentally. Johnson is not an overwhelming player either. I do not think these two guys will test the middle of this line in the manner the Vikings did. I think we see the Steelers chip the end or wash them past runs, man up in the middle, slip a lineman to the 2nd level onto the Texans linebackers. This linebacking group is pretty young, so watch for the Steelers to set them up with play action. Miller and Spaeth’s size will be huge over the middle. The Steelers will also try to slip the tight end onto the linebackers creating creases for Parker and Mendenhall. I expect the Steelers to run quick hitters to get the backs to the 2nd level with off-tackle runs coming later. They will want to crease the defense early, drawing the focus of the linebackers and trying to pull the secondary in to help. In the passing game, the Texans will be without their stud Dunta Robinson. While I like Fred Bennett, he is not an elite corner. He has good speed and size, but gives too great a cushion at times, can get turned by better route runners (Ward) and sometimes loses speedy wide receivers (Holmes). I feel Bennett is the Texan’s 2nd corner. I am not impressed with C.C. Brown at strong safety and their backup corners are suspect. We all know Will Demps from his days with the Ravens. The Texans secondary will have a long day against the Steelers wide receiving group. I think we see Ward and Holmes make a few catches short before the Steelers try to strike deep to Holmes. Offensively, if this line holds, and I think it will, the offense rolls early and rolls hard.


Texans Offense VS Steelers Defense

It may surprise people, but the Texans’ line has improved from the days of David Carr and the draft commercials with no one in front of him as he took the snap. They only allowed 22 sacks last season. The Texans have made two significant changes to that line though, one being at left tackle. It appears that Duane Brown will start in front of Ephraim Salaam and Chris Myers is the new center, replacing Mike Flanagan. The Texans have transformed their offense since Kubiac moved over from Denver. They still lack a feature running back but do have a more than capable quarterback, stud wide receiver, and up and coming supporting cast of pass catchers behind their star. Now that we know where the Texans stand, here is where the defense gets after them. Ahman Green is listed as their starter and while he was a great runner in Green Bay, his better days are behind him, way behind him. Chris Brown is out. Chris Taylor and Steve Slaton are the next guys in line. Slaton is explosive and his big plays can give you cause for concern, but, he is still a rookie in his first game going against one of the better run defenses in football. I think the Steelers will take the run away quickly in this matchup forcing the Texans to rely on their passing game. Duane Brown will get baptized into the NFL quickly with James Harrison doing the dunking. I fully expect Harrison to twist and turn this rookie until the Texans are simply forced to keep the running back in to help. Another key area aside from Harrison will be Hampton in the middle. I really do not feel that Myers can handle Hampton alone, so the double team must come either from Pitts or Briesel. Aaron Smith should also garner a double team because he will be too difficult for Eric Winston. And, therein lies the problem, the Texans lack any pure thoroughbred along the line and the Steelers bring Hampton and Smith, two Pro Bowlers that require attention. In addition, the Steelers will bring pressure from Harrison and the exciting 2nd year player Lamar Woodley. Woodley cannot be blocked by a tight end or running back simply because he is too powerful. He has routinely sat tackles on their backside this preseason. When you line straight up, the Steelers front seven present a daunting task for the Texans’ line and that does not include the exotic blitz packages. In the secondary, the Steelers have the potential to match up well with the Texans receivers. While many will state they present no real blue chip corner, the Steelers have a deep group of capable cover men and back that up with Troy Polamalu, one of the best in the NFL. Ryan Clark also brings a calming presence to the defense and they simply play better when he is there. The Texans opportunity will come on splash plays if it comes at all. This game could turn ugly early if the defense can twist this line. Watch for Woodley and Harrison to play huge this game and expect some early turnovers that result in easy offensive scores.

Special Teams
Both teams should be even in the place kicking department although Kris Brown may not settle well at Heinz Field. If it is an edge, it is slight. When forced to punt, I have to give the edge to the Texans simply because the Steelers are shaking the dust off of street guys. Again, this may not be a huge edge. In the return game, the Texans use former Steeler Andre Davis on returns and he took three for scores last year. They have a solid punt return game. Those are two areas where the Steelers have to improve. Fortunately, Berger will not out kick the coverage units, so maybe this area won’t kill us. If the Texans are getting their field position off kickoffs, it means the Steelers are scoring. I’ll spot them the forty yard line if we are putting up 7.

This game is a game the Steelers should win. I would expect the Steelers to be double digit favorites and if they are, take the Men of Steel. This could get ugly quick. Look for sacks, turnovers, and field position early for the Steelers.

Steelers 24-Texans 3.

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-03-2008, 11:40 PM
I gotta give you guys credit, you're playing nice together with the rival fan :clap: :lol:

Cribbs has the talent to run a kick back at any time against anybody, he's one of the best in the business. It's our job to keep him from doing that.

As far as this week goes though, the Texans special teams are no slouches and it's a good test for us. Their defense in general is pretty solid so our OL will get a decent test right out of the gate.

I do feel ya silverback,cause i been preachin special teams.That is why i think we will win against the Houston Texans. Special Teams improvement.They have nothing to prove to coach"Tomlin" cept why he kept them around.They have nothing to prove to the offense.They have nothing to prove to the defense either.No better way to make friends with your offense ,than giving them the ball at the 50 yd. line.There is no better way to make friends with your defense than to back the opposing team inside the 15.It all starts from special teams.Something we have not had here for a while. Cowers first year?
Bobby April? Louis Lipps returning kicks? We need to get the special teams back big time.Everything will fall into place following the Houston "Oiler" game.

yinzer
09-04-2008, 09:19 AM
Well if the Texans play the WAY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PLAY. The Steelers won't have a chance either. It's 50-50 every game no matter how good you know the team is. Just like how the Patriots were 18-0 going into the SB. It was still a 50-50 chance. And the Giants won.

wrong. i said if the steelers play the way they're supposed to, IT WON'T BE CLOSE. and it's not always a 50/50 chance. teams are better than others. the steelers have a better chance of winning on sunday because they're better. just like we have a better chance of beating skeeveland because we're better. don't be mad at that. if you want to start talking trash, start a different thread. but i would highly suggest that you hold the trash talking down until you at least BEAT us sometime in the next decade.

steelerschick1220
09-04-2008, 12:42 PM
josh who??? you're talking a lot of smack for not beating the steelers in 377583475665784939 years.

ROTFLMAO!!!!!!!!



I think we will beat the Texans because we are a better team and we have better players at most of the key positions. Plus, I can't see us losing in our home opener on opening Sunday.

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-04-2008, 01:01 PM
The main reason i think we win this game is we don't have a guy named Maddox at the QB position.This will be our third meeting with the "Texans",we won at thier house,and they won at our house.The game they won 24-6 with 47 total yards of offense,they returned two Maddox interceptions,and a fumble for touchdowns. "They" had a party last time they were at "our" house.This time i think we will be throwing the party!!!!!!Like to see em try and get out of the "Burgh" this time with 47 yards of offense and a win!!!!!!!Ain't gonna happen.We owe them a whuppin,and i think it will be doled out this Sun.@Heinz field.1:00 p.m. sharp Texans,be there,get what is rightfully yours,it belongs to ya,the ***-whuppin you got coming to ya!The final whistle blowing to end the game will be the only friend you will find here!!!!!!!!:stirpot:

LatrobePA
09-04-2008, 01:05 PM
I was just stating the obvious. There's no way in hell that no one will score a TD off a kickoff or a punt return this season. Your guys special teams are not that good.

Anywho, offensive line blocking Ben will be a big part of the Steelers winning.

The obvious is you're gay, go away shiatstain!! :tt02::tt02::tt02::tt02:

Cribbs will be on IR by game 3 mark my words, yes game 3, after the game with us.....Broken leg!! Write it down fruitcake!!

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-04-2008, 01:20 PM
Tell it like it is "STEEL BROTHER"!Maybe he went back home to his "Downs" site.

yinzer
09-04-2008, 01:24 PM
Tell it like it is "STEEL BROTHER"!Maybe he went back home to his "Downs" site.

hopefully. he better be preparing for the cowgirls to light them up this week.

DawgBone
09-04-2008, 02:18 PM
I'm not the one that keeps this going. I'm trying to post what I feel about the Steelers playing the Texans. Your the one that keep talking trash about how the Steelers have owned Cleveland for so long. STOP LIVING IN THE PAST!!!

$teelersRule
09-04-2008, 02:29 PM
I'm not the one that keeps this going. I'm trying to post what I feel about the Steelers playing the Texans. Your the one that keep talking trash about how the Steelers have owned Cleveland for so long. STOP LIVING IN THE PAST!!!

living in the past? :hilarious: your team STILL has not beaten us. the steelers are better than the browns just like it always has been it has not changed because they have not beaten us. sure they had an ok record last year but they played shait teams! just stop trying to say the browns are better and i will stop reminding you that we own you. :doublefinger:

TampaSteelGirl
09-04-2008, 02:33 PM
Well if the Texans play the WAY THEY ARE SUPPOSED TO PLAY. The Steelers won't have a chance either. It's 50-50 every game no matter how good you know the team is. Just like how the Patriots were 18-0 going into the SB. It was still a 50-50 chance. And the Giants won.

I"m so sick of the browns fans coming on here...here on OUR Steelers website telling us how we are not only not going to win against them but against other teams!!! If you guys had a shiatty year last year like you always do we wouldn't hear squat from you all!!

Im sorry TG but i'm getting quite sick of it!!! They come on here and talk so much crap and get offended when we stick up for ourselves! As you can see DAWGS is gone cause he couldn't take it! Every thread DOES NOT contain what the hell the Browns intend to do!! I can't wait till we kill the Browns next week so they shut up!!!!

DawgBone
09-04-2008, 02:33 PM
Well then stop bitching when I talk smack.

TampaSteelGirl
09-04-2008, 02:37 PM
Well then stop bitching when I talk smack.

NO stop coming on OUR site and talking this crap!! You're just jealous cause your team will never make it and be a successful as the Steelers are!!! Period!!! We dont' come to your site talking how you'll never beat any team in the NFL...wish we had your sweet schedule this year!!!!

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I thought you were a cool Browns fan but I wouldn't be surprised if you are really DAWGS who left this site cause he couldnt' take it..You're just a trouble maker that's all.

K Train
09-04-2008, 02:37 PM
why are you such a drama queen? hes not hurting anyone

TampaSteelGirl
09-04-2008, 02:39 PM
why are you such a drama queen? hes not hurting anyone

Please......

JensK
09-04-2008, 03:08 PM
I hate to say it, but he is right. All games in this league can go both ways. Its been proven so many times before, and it will be proven again.

$teelersRule
09-04-2008, 03:13 PM
but there are games that certain teams are supposed to win. like we are supposed to win this sunday. there can be other factors that change but we do have more talent so it is not a 50/50 chance. then everyone in the league would be 8-8 every year:2cents:

DawgBone
09-04-2008, 04:47 PM
Every game is 50-50 no matter how good they are. I don't know what I have to prove to you to get it through that brain of yours.

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I hate to say it, but he is right. All games in this league can go both ways. Its been proven so many times before, and it will be proven again.

Thank you!

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-04-2008, 05:14 PM
Every game is 50-50 no matter how good they are. I don't know what I have to prove to you to get it through that brain of yours.

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Thank you!
There is also a 50/50 chance that the browns will never beat the steelers again.There is a 50/50 chance that the browns will never win a super bowl,because there is a 50/50 chance they will never make it that far!!!!!!
There is a 80/20 chance that the "Steelers" beat that Houston team on Sunday,and there is a 20/80 chance that the browns can handle thier own bees wax on Sunday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!I think the "Steelers will win because they know what they are up against this season".I highly doubt that they are thinking of anything else at this point.

$teelersRule
09-04-2008, 06:09 PM
dude seriously if every game was 50/50 no team would ever be the best. every team would be like 8-8 thats dumb. it comes down to talent, coaching, injuries, and then how you match up. the steelers match up very well against the stains, are coached better, and have more talent that is why you have not beaten us in a decade. :stirpot:

ToothAche
09-04-2008, 06:19 PM
It can be a bad thing to return a punt for a touchdown, especially if the Defense has been on a field a long time in the game. I like good slow methodical drives that end in points and lots of TOP. (thats Time of Possession for you Brown fans)



:postal: :lol:

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The Steelers will sunday by means of good execution, smart quarterbacking, good running, and great defense. But we already know this. Browns fans are funny, kinda like watching a racoon stuck in a trap, they just keep trying but they aint ever getting anywhere.

yinzer
09-04-2008, 10:11 PM
Every game is 50-50 no matter how good they are. I don't know what I have to prove to you to get it through that brain of yours.

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Thank you!

i don't think the bookies would agree with you.

JensK
09-05-2008, 03:11 AM
i don't think the bookies would agree with you.

Obviously not. If they did, they wouldnt make any money :P
I stil believe that all teams have a shot at winning all games, no matter what. It was shown quite well in the last SB. Patriots marched right through everything last season, and everybody thought they would roll the giants. The bookies had giants give 5 times the money back if they won. And the giants did win. I think that proves me right :-)

That is at least what makes me want to watch NFL. You'll never ever know what'll happen. We can all predict, at matchups can be uneven, but it can go both ways at every single game :yesnod:

Dean Denton
09-05-2008, 12:35 PM
That's not what I was saying. Dean, said earlier that the Bills kickoff return for a TD against the Steelers special teams will be the only one this season. I said I doubt it, Cribbs will probably run two each time we play each other this season.

You guys need to read my posts. I will say it again from the cheap seats.....No team will return a kickoff or punt for a TD against the Steelers this season. Unless they cheat like the Browns did last year.
Thats right the Browns cheated. One of those blockers sprayed mace in our eyes and it gave Gribbs room to run down the side line. No one saw it but me, and I dont lie. The NFL didn't say anything because it was the only way the Browns could make the game competitive. It's another huge cover up by the NFL, just like Tom Brady and the cheating Pats.....booo New England, and Boooo the Browns.:nahnah:

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-05-2008, 02:58 PM
Wow Dean were you,or are you hitting that vodka early?(LOL)

DawgBone
09-05-2008, 03:00 PM
Wow Dean were you,or are you hitting that vodka early?(LOL)

He had to come up with some lame excuse.... nice try though.

Dean Denton
09-05-2008, 03:20 PM
He had to come up with some lame excuse.... nice try though. DawgBone..Before the season starts I want you to know that, even though I cant stand the Browns...I think they have great fans. Some of the best in all of sports. I felt bad when that team got moved, and I want you to know that the Ravens Superbowl should have been yours. I was glad to see them come back in 1999, not because we always kick their ***, but because I think Cleveland should have a team, and the fans deserve it. My favorite match up for the Steelers is when we play the Raiders, but the Browns are a close second.
With that said, my excuse was not lame, its just how I saw it with my bionic vision. I'm sorry that not everyone can share my innate gift of sight, but I am telling the truth. If it happens again I will be forced to give my proof to the league, and have the Browns shipped out to Tijuana where diry play is welcome. If you care about your team you will tell them to walk a straight line from her on out....Got it buster"?:nono:

Clevelandsux
09-05-2008, 07:04 PM
I'm not the one that keeps this going. I'm trying to post what I feel about the Steelers playing the Texans. Your the one that keep talking trash about how the Steelers have owned Cleveland for so long. STOP LIVING IN THE PAST!!!

We've won the last 9 times we've played. That's not the past, it's the present.

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I thought you were a cool Browns fan but I wouldn't be surprised if you are really DAWGS who left this site cause he couldnt' take it..You're just a trouble maker that's all.[/QUOTE]

There is no such thing as a cool Browns fan. They are just a bunch of bitter wretches. :cursin:

Gettysburgh_Steel
09-06-2008, 12:22 AM
He had to come up with some lame excuse.... nice try though.

I am sure that we have that part all cleared.You have spunk boy i will give ya that.Do not lose it,cause it separates you from the real punks.Just don't try to unleash it on us.You Dig?

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What kind of hell is this that makes us wait?